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    Five Minute Friday

    Just

    “That is not just!” We cry it out with our words, with our hearts, with our emotions. We look at the world and see injustice – something is not right, and we know it! It impacts our lives, it hurts…

  • Discipleship

    Finding Mentors in Books

    In their lives, I have seen a beautiful, glorious reflection of Christ. And I have been well watered. Their words have poured over me like a balm to my soul. I have soaked up their wisdom and prayed God would…

  • Beauty,  Friday Frame-up,  Love,  Parenting

    Togetherness

    In the home I grew up in, "being with" was an action. It was the art of togetherness. It took on different forms and shapes, but it simply amounts to savoring life and the people you get to live it…

  • Journey

    Priorities

    Happy New Year! As we begin a new year and look to the future, let's talk about priorities. Balancing life in the many roles we fill with all the dreams we nurture in our hearts takes a lot of grace…

  • Beauty,  Journey,  Joy

    Amazing Ordinary

    “…we need to remember that each day is like a sigh that is too brief to measure, yet it is chock full of eternal significance. And into this brief sigh of an ordinary day, the Holy Spirit erupts and overflows…

  • Beauty,  Friday Frame-up,  Joy,  Love,  Photography

    Backdrop

    Everything looks different in the evening. Things you overlooked during the day take on a glow from the setting sun as it casts color over the world. Photographers often call this time of the day the Golden Hour because the…

  • Journey,  Parenting

    Hazy Days of Summer

    Oh boy! I haven’t written in a while. This summer came in a blaze of humidity, activity, and change. The humidity is nothing new to us, but the level of activity that bombarded our family left us whirling. As a…

  • Love,  Parenting

    Lessons Learned on Mother’s Day

    Yesterday was Mother’s Day. My family often takes my cooking and cleaning duties for me on this day, give me homemade cards, and shower me with extra hugs. This year was no different except that I crashed into Mother’s Day…

  • Journey,  Joy

    Compassion Sunday

    A year ago God planted an idea in my heart. This week I am seeing the fruit of that bloom into action, and my heart overflows with joy at the great love and mercy of my Savior. But I am…